Monday, December 14, 2015

December 14 Birthdays

1009 – Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)
1332 – Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia (d. 1381)
1546 – Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and chemist (d. 1601)
1607 – János Kemény, Hungarian prince (d. 1662)
1625 – Barthélemy d'Herbelot, French orientalist and academic (d. 1695)
1631 – Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher and author (d. 1679)
1640 – Aphra Behn, English playwright and author (d. 1689)
1678 – Daniel Neal, English historian and author (d. 1743)
1720 – Justus Möser, German jurist and theorist (d. 1794)
1730 – Capel Bond, English organist and composer (d. 1790)
1738 – Jan Antonín Koželuh, Czech composer and educator (d. 1814)
1775 – Philander Chase, American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (d. 1852)
1775 – Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Scottish admiral and adventurer (d. 1860)
1777 – Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon (d. 1839)
1784 – Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily (d. 1806)
1787 – Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este (d. 1816)
1791 – Charles Wolfe, Irish priest and poet (d. 1823)
1794 – Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)
1816 – Abraham Hochmuth, Hungarian rabbi (d. 1889)
1824 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter and illustrator (d. 1898)
1852 – Daniel De Leon, Curaçaoan-American journalist and politician (d. 1914)
1853 – Errico Malatesta, Italian activist (d. 1932)
1866 – Roger Fry, English painter and critic (d. 1934)
1870 – Karl Renner, Austrian politician, 4th President of Austria (d. 1950)
1880 – Hjalmar Mellander, Swedish pentathlete (d. 1919)
1881 – Katherine MacDonald, American actress and producer (d. 1956)
1881 – Howard Valentine, American runner (d. 1932)
1883 – Manolis Kalomiris, Greek pianist and composer (d. 1962)
1883 – Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist, developed aikido (d. 1969)
1884 – Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (d. 1950)
1887 – Xul Solar, Argentinian painter and sculptor (d. 1963)
1894 – Alexander Nelke, Estonian-American painter and carpenter (d. 1974)
1895 – George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952)
1895 – Paul Éluard, French poet and author (d. 1952)
1896 – Jimmy Doolittle, American pilot and general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
1897 – Kurt Schuschnigg, Italian-Austrian lawyer and politician, 15th Federal Chancellor of Austria (d. 1977)
1897 – Margaret Chase Smith, American educator and politician (d. 1995)
1901 – Paul of Greece (d. 1964)
1902 – Frances Bavier, American actress and singer (d. 1989)
1903 – Walter Rangeley, English sprinter (d. 1982)
1908 – Morey Amsterdam, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1908 – Claude Davey, Welsh rugby player (d. 2001)
1908 – Mária Szepes, Hungarian journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1909 – Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
1911 – Spike Jones, American singer, actor, and bandleader (d. 1965)
1911 – Hans von Ohain, German-American physicist and engineer (d. 1998)
1911 – Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, Greek-Polish athlete and resistance member (d. 1943)
1913 – Dan Dailey, American actor, singer, dancer, and director (d. 1978)
1914 – Karl Carstens, German lieutenant and politician, 5th President of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1992)
1914 – Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (d. 1943)
1914 – Nam Phương, Vietnamese wife of Bảo Đại (d. 1963)
1914 – Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichord player (d. 2003)
1915 – Rashid Behbudov, Georgian-Azerbaijani singer and actor (d. 1989)
1916 – Shirley Jackson, American author (d. 1965)
1917 – C.-H. Hermansson, Swedish author and politician
1917 – Elyse Knox, American actress and fashion designer (d. 2012)
1917 – June Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2004)
1918 – James T. Aubrey, American broadcaster (d. 1994)
1918 – Radu Beligan, Romanian actor
1918 – B. K. S. Iyengar, Indian yoga instructor and author, founded Iyengar Yoga (d. 2014)
1920 – Clark Terry, American trumpet player, composer, and educator (d. 2015)
1922 – Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
1922 – Don Hewitt, American journalist and producer, created 60 Minutes (d. 2009)
1922 – Junior J. Spurrier, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1984)
1922 – Antonio Larreta, Uruguayan theatre actor, critic and writer (d. 2015)
1923 – Gerard Reve, Dutch-Belgian author and poet (d. 2006)
1924 – Raj Kapoor, Pakistani-Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1988)
1925 – Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
1927 – Richard Cassilly, American tenor and actor (d. 1998)
1927 – Koos Rietkerk, Dutch politician, Dutch Minister of the Interior (d. 1986)
1930 – David R. Harris, English geographer, anthropologist, and archaeologist (d. 2013)
1931 – Jon Elia, Pakistani philosopher, poet, and scholar (d. 2002)
1931 – Vladimir-Georg Karassev-Orgussaar, Estonian director and politician (d. 2015)
1932 – Abbe Lane, American actress, singer, and dancer
1932 – Charlie Rich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
1934 – Shyam Benegal, Indian director and screenwriter
1935 – Lewis Arquette, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1935 – Barbara Leigh-Hunt, English actress
1935 – Lee Remick, American actress and singer (d. 1991)
1935 – Arvo Valton, Estonian author and screenwriter
1938 – Leonardo Boff, Brazilian theologian and author
1938 – Hal Williams, American actor
1939 – Ann Cryer, English academic and politician
1939 – Ernie Davis, American football player (d. 1963)
1940 – Lex Gold, Scottish footballer
1941 – Karan Armstrong, American soprano and actress
1941 – Ellen Willis, American journalist, critic, and academic (d. 2006)
1942 – Chris Harris, English actor and director (d. 2014)
1942 – Dick Wagner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Frost) (d. 2014)
1943 – Tommy McAvoy, Scottish politician
1943 – Emmett Tyrrell, American journalist, author, and publisher, founded The American Spectator
1944 – Graham Kirkham, Baron Kirkham, English businessman, founded DFS
1946 – Antony Beevor, English historian and author
1946 – Jane Birkin, English-French actress and singer
1946 – Oral Çalışlar, Turkish journalist and author
1946 – John Du Prez, English musician, conductor, and composer
1946 – Patty Duke, American actress
1946 – Ruth Fuchs, German javelin thrower and politician
1946 – Michael Ovitz, American talent agent, co-founded Creative Artists Agency
1946 – Stan Smith, American tennis player and coach
1946 – Joyce Vincent Wilson, American singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn and Former Ladies of the Supremes)
1947 – Tom Mardirosian, American actor
1947 – Christopher Parkening, American guitarist and educator
1947 – Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian economist and politician, 36th President of Brazil
1947 – Linda Sutton, English painter
1948 – Kim Beazley, Australian politician and diplomat, 9th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
1948 – Boudewijn Büch, Dutch author, poet, and television host (d. 2002)
1948 – Peeter Kreitzberg, Estonian politician (d. 2011)
1948 – Peter Thorup, Danish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Beefeaters and Collective Consciousness Society) (d. 2007)
1948 – Dee Wallace, American actress
1949 – Bill Buckner, American baseball player and manager
1949 – Cliff Williams, English bass player and singer (AC/DC, Home and Bandit)
1951 – Jan Timman, Dutch chess player
1951 – Celia Weston, American actress
1951 – Paul Zaloom, American actor and puppeteer
1952 – Graciela Alfano Argentinian model and actress
1952 – Tommy Boyd, English radio and television host
1952 – Germain Houde, Canadian actor
1952 – John Lurie, American actor, saxophonist, painter, director, and producer (The Lounge Lizards)
1953 – Vijay Amritraj, Indian tennis player and sportscaster
1953 – Wade Davis, Canadian anthropologist, author, and photographer
1953 – René Eespere, Estonian composer
1953 – Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician, 4th Greek Minister for National Defence
1953 – Mikael Odenberg, Swedish soldier and politician, 29th Swedish Minister for Defence
1954 – James Horan, American actor
1954 – Alan Kulwicki, American race car driver (d. 1993)
1954 – Steve MacLean, Canadian physicist and astronaut
1956 – Linda Fabiani, Scottish politician
1956 – Hanni Wenzel, German skier
1958 – Mike Scott, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Waterboys)
1958 – Spider Stacy, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Pogues)
1959 – Bob Paris, American-Canadian bodybuilder and actor
1959 – Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer
1960 – Don Franklin, American actor
1960 – Chris Waddle, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
1960 – Diane Williams, American sprinter
1961 – Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1961 – Patrik Sundström, Swedish ice hockey player
1962 – Ginger Lynn, American model and actress
1963 – Greg Abbott, English footballer and manager
1963 – Diana Gansky, German discus thrower
1963 – Cynthia Gibb, American actress and singer
1963 – Vytautas Juozapaitis, Lithuanian actor and singer
1963 – Michael Moloney, American interior designer
1963 – Mario Yamasaki, Brazilian-American martial artist and referee
1964 – Rebecca Gibney, New Zealand-Australian actress and producer
1965 – Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Kuwaiti terrorist
1965 – Aljoša Asanović, Croatian footballer and manager
1965 – Craig Biggio, American baseball player and coach
1965 – Ken Hill, American baseball player
1965 – Ted Raimi, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1966 – Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian race car driver
1966 – Anthony Mason, American basketball player (d. 2015)
1966 – Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish academic and politician, 41st Prime Minister of Denmark
1966 – Bill Ranford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1966 – Tim Sköld, Swedish bass player and producer (Shotgun Messiah, Doctor Midnight & The Mercy Cult, MDFMK, KMFDM, and ohGr)
1967 – Ewa Białołęcka, Polish author
1967 – Hanne Haugland, Norwegian high jumper and coach
1968 – Kelley Armstrong, Canadian author
1968 – Noelle Beck, American actress
1969 – Scott Hatteberg, American baseball player and sportscaster
1969 – Archie Kao, American actor
1969 – Arthur Numan, Dutch footballer and manager
1970 – Nadine Garner, Australian actress
1970 – Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1970 – Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971 – Brian Gay, American golfer
1971 – Tia Texada, American actress and singer
1971 – Michaela Watkins, American actress and screenwriter
1971 – Natascha McElhone, English actress
1972 – Miranda Hart, English actress, producer, and screenwriter
1972 – Marcus Jensen, American baseball player and coach
1973 – Falk Balzer, German hurdler
1973 – Pat Burke, Irish basketball player
1973 – Boris Henry, German javelin thrower
1973 – Tomasz Radzinski, Polish footballer
1973 – Saulius Štombergas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1973 – Thuy Trang, Vietnamese-American actress (d. 2001)
1974 – Billy Koch, American baseball player
1975 – Justin Furstenfeld, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Blue October and The Last Wish)
1975 – KaDee Strickland, American actress
1976 – Tammy Blanchard, American actress
1976 – Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter
1976 – Sebastien Chaule, French-German rugby player
1976 – André Couto, Portuguese race car driver
1976 – Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer
1977 – Brain Damage, American wrestler (d. 2012)
1977 – Jamie Peacock, English rugby player
1978 – Dean Brogan, Australian footballer
1978 – Shedrack Kibet Korir, Kenyan runner
1978 – Zdeněk Pospěch, Czech footballer
1978 – Patty Schnyder, Swiss tennis player
1978 – Radu Sîrbu, Moldovan-Romanian singer and producer (O-Zone)
1978 – Kim St-Pierre, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer
1979 – Andrei Makrov, Estonian ice hockey player
1979 – Sophie Monk, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress (Bardot)
1979 – Michael Owen, English footballer and sportscaster
1980 – Gordon Greer, Scottish footballer
1980 – Tata Young, Thai singer, dancer, and actress
1980 – Didier Zokora, Ivorian footballer
1981 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
1981 – Émilie Heymans, Canadian diver
1981 – Rebecca Jarvis, American journalist
1981 – Johnny Jeter, American wrestler
1981 – Liam Lawrence, Irish footballer
1981 – Shaun Marcum, American baseball player
1982 – Josh Fields, American baseball player
1982 – Steve Sidwell, English footballer
1982 – Anthony Way, English singer and actor
1983 – Leanne Mitchell, English singer-songwriter
1984 – Chris Brunt, Irish footballer
1984 – Rana Daggubati, Indian actor and producer
1984 – Ed Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer
1984 – Jackson Rathbone, Singaporean-American actor and singer (100 Monkeys)
1985 – Jakub Błaszczykowski, Polish footballer
1985 – Paul Rabil, American lacrosse player
1985 – Tom Smith, English-Welsh rugby player
1985 – Nonami Takizawa, Japanese actress and singer
1986 – Jang Jae-ho, South Korean gamer
1987 – Kenneth Medwood, Belizean-American hurdler
1987 – Aletta Ocean, Hungarian porn actress
1988 – Nicolas Batum, French basketball player
1988 – Nate Ebner, American football player
1988 – Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer
1988 – Hayato Sakamoto, Japanese baseball player
1989 – Onew, South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Shinee)
1989 – Pedro Roberto Silva Botelho, Brazilian footballer
1991 – Samantha Peszek, American gymnast
1991 – Mitsuki Takahata, Japanese actress and singer
1991 – Bryan Van Den Bogaert, Belgian footballer
1992 – Tori Kelly, American singer-songwriter
1992 – Alexandra Kolesnichenko, Uzbekistani tennis player
1992 – Ryo Miyaichi, Japanese footballer
1994 – Joshua Dionisio, Filipino actor

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